The Prudential Center is one of Boston’s most notable landmarks. Affectionately referred to as the “Pru,” thousands of Bostonians work and play in its glass, steel and concrete walls every day. The Pru lights up Boston’s skyline night after night, and the city has gotten used to its magnificence.
But what do you really know about the Pru? How tall is it? How big is it? Here’s a look at the Prudential Center by the numbers.
907 feet tall, including radio mast
2nd tallest building in Boston
26th tallest building in the United States
3.2 million total square feet
2.6 million square feet of office space
495,229 square foot shopping mall
Largest parking garage in Boston and New England with more than 3,600 spaces
60,000 people visit the shopping mall per day
More than 8,000 people work in the Pru
More than 200,000 people visit the Skywalk Observatory annually
The Pru is connected to Boston’s largest hotel, the 1,100 room Sheraton
The Pru is home to Boston’s largest Barnes & Noble
Voted the “#5 Cash Cow Shopping Center” in the United States according to Women’s Wear Daily.
For special occasions, the Pru can be lit up nearly every color, including pink, blue, green, red, maroon, orange, gold, purple and yellow.